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pring51
03/22/2017, 05:31 PM
Just want to post a pic of my hammer coral that I have had for a couple weeks. Its a little closed in the picture because I just turned the lights on.

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thelawnwrangler
03/23/2017, 03:12 PM
Just want to post a pic of my hammer coral that I have had for a couple weeks. Its a little closed in the picture because I just turned the lights on.

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Is it nice and open during the day?

looks okay to me- It is cool when they start branching

pring51
03/23/2017, 03:17 PM
This is what it looks like during the day. Not open very much IMO


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jstack
03/24/2017, 04:24 PM
he looks ok he is asking for more light does his top heads show mouths aswell?

pring51
03/24/2017, 04:33 PM
The top heads do not show their mouths as much. Should I move him higher?

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Reef Bass
03/25/2017, 08:25 AM
Yes, it is very natural for them to be retracted when the lights turn on or off. However, I agree it looks partially retracted in the "open" shot.

Assuming a fully cycled tank (it is, right?), I would first check water quality, particularly alk, ca, mag and salinity. Then if those are where they should be (alk 7-9, ca 400-450, mag 1300-1400), I would try changing light and flow. Be patient between adjustments. Give it time to adjust and to start trending in one direction or another before making another adjustment. And keep in mind simply making an adjustment can be stressful, particularly to an already stressed coral.

pring51
03/25/2017, 05:51 PM
UPDATE: I moved the hammer higher in the tank to an area with more light and a little less flow. It looks like it had extended more.

As for levels, I my alkalinity is high 14dKh. I think it has something to do with my salt and still cycling live rock. The calcium is also low. Around 300. I am continuing to bring that up though.

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jstack
03/26/2017, 03:31 PM
Gg now! Leave it alone

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